The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank wanted to get the message out to the community of the number of actions and safety measures they have implemented during the current coronavirus pandemic. With schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties closing for the remainder of the school year, people concerned about leaving their homes, hundreds of homeless individuals living outside in the elements, and a general climate of heightened anxiety, the role of their regional food bank in providing emergency food to people in need is a critical component of regional and statewide response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Long Island Cares operates satellite locations including, its own emergency food pantries at several community locations. The public is encouraged to visit the location closest to them if they are in need of food. People in need are encouraged to call the Long Island Cares location closest to them to make an appointment, and to have food boxes delivered to their vehicle.

All of locations are open during the following hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Weekend pickups by appointment only by calling (631) 582-3663 Ext 109.